Duck with Botulism ?? PLEASE HELP !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beaky Buzzard, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Last night I had one of my pekin ducks go paralyzed and died. Now number two is showing symptoms. I force fed it a 1/2 cup of water with a teaspoon and a half of Epsom salt with some electrolytes. What should I do?? is it botulism?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Botulism is very common in ducks. Death can occur because the breathing muscles are paralysed from the botulinum toxin found in decaying fish, animals, vegetaion, and maggots near those. I would look around for any carcasses, and keep your other ducks from that area. Sorry for your loss.

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